Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integration Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 112 167
Rank change year-on-year -8 +55 -49
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 71 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.41% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.69% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 29
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £259 £282
90th Percentile £488 £542 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £42.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -36.90% -16.00% +19.76%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,232 3,615 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.57% 83.53% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,286 2,965
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 124 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +25.76% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.96 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.75 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 19 £375 +7.14% 6
Shropshire -17 13 £360 -34.13%
Warwickshire +1 11 - - 3
Coventry -21 5 £483 +62.18% 2
Solihull -6 2 £456 -
Wolverhampton -6 2 - - 1
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 35 (49.30%) SQL
2 25 (35.21%) Unix
2 25 (35.21%) Windows
3 22 (30.99%) Oracle
4 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
5 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (19.72%) PL/SQL
6 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database
6 14 (19.72%) Line Management
7 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
7 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
7 13 (18.31%) Change Management
7 13 (18.31%) Data Analysis
8 12 (16.90%) Data Migration
8 12 (16.90%) Migration
8 12 (16.90%) XML
9 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 10 (14.08%) C#
10 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
10 10 (14.08%) ETL
10 10 (14.08%) VMware
10 10 (14.08%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
11 9 (12.68%) ANSI SQL
11 9 (12.68%) Coaching
11 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.27%) Confluence
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.82%) Apache
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.82%) SAP SRM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.41%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Office 365
3 4 (5.63%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Internet
2 6 (8.45%) MPLS
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
3 4 (5.63%) LAN
3 4 (5.63%) Network Security
3 4 (5.63%) SSL
3 4 (5.63%) VoIP
3 4 (5.63%) VPN
3 4 (5.63%) WAN
4 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.82%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (2.82%) DNS
5 2 (2.82%) DWDM
5 2 (2.82%) FTP
5 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
5 2 (2.82%) SNMP
6 1 (1.41%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.82%) Big Data
4 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 3 (4.23%) Toad
6 2 (2.82%) Selenium
7 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.41%) Maven
7 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.41%) Metasploit
7 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.04%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) PL/SQL Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Applications Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Web Applications Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) IT Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Support Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) XML
2 7 (9.86%) CSS
2 7 (9.86%) HTML
3 6 (8.45%) SOAP
4 5 (7.04%) JSON
5 4 (5.63%) Web Services
6 3 (4.23%) .NET
6 3 (4.23%) RESTful
7 2 (2.82%) JSON Schema
7 2 (2.82%) LAMP
7 2 (2.82%) LDAP
7 2 (2.82%) REST
7 2 (2.82%) XSD
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.41%) React
8 1 (1.41%) Spring
8 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.41%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Fat Client
2 7 (9.86%) Thin Client
3 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.82%) CCTV
7 2 (2.82%) PKI
7 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.41%) Fintech
8 1 (1.41%) FMCG
8 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Unix
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.27%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.41%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Line Management
3 13 (18.31%) Change Management
3 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
3 13 (18.31%) Data Analysis
4 12 (16.90%) Data Migration
4 12 (16.90%) Migration
5 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.08%) ETL
6 10 (14.08%) ITIL
6 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Asset Management
7 9 (12.68%) Coaching
7 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
7 9 (12.68%) Service Management
8 8 (11.27%) Data Management
9 7 (9.86%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.86%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (49.30%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) PL/SQL
3 10 (14.08%) C#
4 9 (12.68%) ANSI SQL
4 9 (12.68%) Java
5 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.82%) VB
6 2 (2.82%) VBScript
7 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) MCSE
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) ISEB
3 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.63%) MCP
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.41%) APMP
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
1 10 (14.08%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (7.04%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.82%) iptables
6 2 (2.82%) Postfix
6 2 (2.82%) Samba
6 2 (2.82%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) WSUS
3 5 (7.04%) SafeCom
4 3 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.23%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.82%) Nessus
5 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.41%) Nmap
6 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Oracle
2 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Cisco
5 7 (9.86%) Wyse
6 6 (8.45%) BMC
6 6 (8.45%) McAfee
6 6 (8.45%) Remedy
6 6 (8.45%) SAP
7 5 (7.04%) NetApp
8 4 (5.63%) HP
9 3 (4.23%) IBM
9 3 (4.23%) webMethods
10 2 (2.82%) Google
10 2 (2.82%) Veritas
11 1 (1.41%) NEC
11 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.41%) Symantec